Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Junior Tracy; Mr. Crime; Newsuit Nan; Mr. Balff
Tracy and Sam trace the weapon used by Tonsils to a gun dealer who identifies Newsuit Nan as the buyer. Tracy and Sam search Nan's home and find her chemical lab. Meanwhile, Mr. Crime and Nan are using a lottery system to choose the next man to assassinate Tracy. Tracy and Sam track the man to a barbershop, and Tracy shoots his would-be killer.
From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1952-09-28 to 1952-10-26. [Oct 23rd-25th are reprinted before Oct 20th-22nd]
Yes, I was scheduled to testify in the counterfeit cigarette stamp case tomorrow.
adventure; drama; humor; crime; detective-mystery
Dick Tracy; Sam Catchem; Mr. Balff; Newsuit Nan; Mr. Crime; Panda
Tracy and Sam capture two of Mr. Crime's henchmen. Nan shoots Mr. Crime's barracuda before telling him that they must run because the cops are closing in. Angry at what Nan has done, Mr. Crime strangles her. Tracy and Sam bug the cell of Crime's henchmen and use the information to find Crime's hideaway. They also find the dead barracuda and pull some dentures from its stomach. Meanwhile, Mr. Crime returns to his true occupation and begins planning his next move.
From Dick Tracy Newspaper Strip (Chicago Tribune) 1952-10-27 to 1952-11-25.